Gary Numan Joins Nine Inch Nails On Stage

Electro legend joins goodbye concert

In a collaboration that has The Quietus frothing at the mouth, electro pop legend Gary Numan joined Nine Inch Nails on stage last night at their show at London’s O2 Arena.

Lead singer Trent Reznor recently revealed that the industrial rock outfit would stop performing live after their current run of shows, including last night’s ‘Wave Goodbye’ show.

The crowd were stunned when Reznor introduced Numan, who he described as "vitally important and a huge inspiration", before they played ‘Metal’ and ‘Cars’ together.

Drowned In Sound editor Sean Adams was on scene and reported: "Just when you thought the soul-fucking audio-visual skulldigging duggery couldn’t get any better, a fascimilie of Trent wanders on stage, in the uniform of black jeans, black boots, black hair and a slighty faded black tee clinging to masculine curves. Trent looks up from his piano, grins like a four year old munching a mud pie and introduces ‘GARY NUMAN, everybody!’ They played ‘Metal’ ending with a lush synth duel before dropping a ‘Car(s)’-bomb on the 02 and the crowd, predictably, go frugging apeshit. Beer flies, sweat is flung and front to back people dumm-noo-noo-new-num along ike they’re at Guilty Pleasures."

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